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George Gershwin is a driven composer whose need to succeed destroys his relationship with singer Julie Adams and socialite Christine Gilbert.
Anne Brown, although she is only credited with playing Bess in the "Summertime" number from 'Porgy and Bess' (a role which she created in the original Broadway production in 1935), also dubs the singing voice of the actress playing Vi in the 'Blue Monday' sequence (albeit uncredited).
George Gershwin: Mr. Words.
The aria, "Summertime", from "Porgy and Bess", is performed first by the character Clara, and later, in a tragic scene, by Bess. But not only by Bess, as the film seems to depict. The film also gives the impression that the first verse is performed by chorus, which is not the case. The chorus only hums an accompaniment.